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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,025 People

    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    So my boyfriend broke up with me 3 days ago

    and I'm trying my best to not be so broken hearted about it. It sucks because this time around I was really ready and willing to give it my all. I just feel like I invested so much time and effort into him and he wont give me back the same. I can always find someone else but...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    it took many years of living,

    battling and trying to "manage it" before I finally accepted the fact that this is something that will always be a part of my life. Some days are good, but eventually I start to feel.......IT. and things are not good, and I am going through the motions of living my life, but...
    snoopymg snoopymg 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I'm finally going back to school today

    and I can't mentally handle it. No one understands how hard it is. And the fact I have only one class and then am expected to sit there all day doing nothing makes it worse. I really don't want to go.
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    And. Have become. A coping skill pundit.

    Redundant. But a pundit.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    It's so hard i feel empty

    and the hard part is i smile through it and it hurts a lot, it's affecting my life and crippling me from my dreams and i just wanna get this over and through it
    imlost77 imlost77 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    2 years ago I used to be suicidal .

    I got better & those thoughts are coming back
    Elephants22 Elephants22 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    All it takes is a beautiful fake smile ( : to

    hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are? ) :
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    mariabish mariabish 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Skipped school because I just couldn't handle

    it today. Can't I catch a break?
    Silenceoftears Silenceoftears 13-15, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I recently opened up to my dpctor about my

    depression, and I had also told my so called best friend about it. But no matter how many times I explain it to her, she doesn't understand. Idk if she chooses not to, or just doesn't understand, but it's not helping me at all....and it doesn't help that she's been acting b*tchy...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I really ******* hate myself.

    I wish I wasn't born. There's no point of me being alive no good benefit for me. I can't wait till I die. There's no point for me to live because of the way I look and everything else about me.
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My mom is telling me OM&M brought me in a

    depression.. What the hell. Seems like She doesn't know anything about me
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Suicide was always the plan.

    I figured I would start planning out the details and getting myself truly comfortable with the idea once my body started showing signs of failure. For several years now, I've had difficulty drinking from a glass without my head twitching once I start to tilt it back. I often...
    Nero82 Nero82 31-35, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Why can't anything ever turn out how it's

    supposed to? Just once that would be nice.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Who are you to judge the life I choose.

    ... When you were never a part of it...
    LiarOne LiarOne 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am a graduate student

    who was having the best semester I have ever had. Doing well and getting out of my shell but then it all fell to sh*t. I've been in a slump for a while now and when I seem to start getting out of it, I just fall back in. What do I do?
    AlanTG AlanTG 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Thundross Thundross 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I've battled depression

    since I was 13. I'm 28 now. It seems like my whole personality has changed. I used to could brush things off real easy and not worry. Now worry is all i do. I smoke weed to control the depression. I think it has stopped working. It takes more to shut my brain off. But I'm...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    FloatyAquarius FloatyAquarius 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Felt nice leaving home today.

    Even though it was just going to grandparents. Lots of laughter and love throughout. Today was a good day.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    They love you when you're on all the covers,

    when you're not and they love another Marilyn Manson - The Dope Show I just realized that nobody besides my family will ever care about me unless I become famous. Even then, people will only care because I'm famous. They won't actually give a **** about me as a person.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do not strive to be better then you,

    only better then myself. We each fight our own battles in this world of ours. Some have greater ones then others, yet they are the same in each others eyes. Just because you see someone doing what they feel is right for them, does not mean that it is right for you. That is why...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 17 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do.

    I'm in a bad plane right now and I just can't seem to get out of it. I don't know anything anymore. I don't feel anything. I don't remember what happy feels like, I just know how to feel sad and miserable. I want to get better and I know I have to do things but it's so hard. No...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    people call me an emo ***** does it hurt yes.

    They say things like oh do you hurt yourself is that a choker do you use it to hurt yourself.my only response is "leave me alone if all your going to do is judge me" i have 5 or 6 friends how i would hate to make cry but thats all i seemto be good at all i want to do is die doesn...
    BellaVictoria BellaVictoria 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Why are things getting out of control?

    I feel like something is suppressing my chest, preventing me from breathing. So many things are going in my mind simultaneously and I'm just siting there going like: ..one..problem..at..a..time. Worse is, I can't even explain and describe this atrocious feeling. Can things get...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I made a account with my real name.

    Tried not to talk about my depression or anything bad in my life. Nobody cares. Why do people only like me when i'm depressed and want to be left instead of when I want to talk?
    Silenceoftears Silenceoftears 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate how quickly it can sweep in on your life.

    Had a pretty normal, calm day where I was joking around a bit with my roommates and boyfriend. Then I started working on something alone, away from everyone else in the house and like a cloud it slipped into my mind and fogged up my thoughts. It is almost like I cannot be left...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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